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Senior Director of Communications and Marketing-VIMS

Gloucester Point, Virginia
commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Nov 29, 2022

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The Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS), one of the largest marine research and education centers in the United States, is seeking a strategic, passionate, and collaborative Senior Director of Communications and Marketing (SDCM). The SDCM will report to the Director of VIMS and Dean of William & Mary’s School of Marine Science (SMS), Dr. Derek Aday.  The SDCM will join a vibrant, nimble, and forward thinking leadership team in guiding the institute's work across scientific research, advisory services, education and public engagement.  The SDCM will be charged with developing and executing communications and marketing plans and initiatives which enhance the institute's national visibility, foster a cohesive brand across a complex organization, and spark engagement across a wide variety of constituents. 


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To Apply

Napier Executive Search is assisting the Virginia Institute of Marine Science with the search for Senior Director of Communications & Marketing.  To arrange for a confidential conversation or to nominate someone for this position, please contact Catherine Capolupo (, Laura Robinson (, or Mary Napier ( To apply, send 1) a resume, 2) a detailed letter regarding your interest in this position, and 3) contact information for three professional references by email to: The search will remain open until the position is filled and resumes will be reviewed beginning January 5, 2023. The expected start date will be in the spring of 2023. All applications and nominations will be considered confidential, and notice will be given before references are contacted.


Position is eligible for relocation assistance, as needed

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William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.



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